As agencies, we need to make sure that we understand our employees’ career needs and are able to work with them to develop career paths that are nourishing and benefit the agency and client.
yah, it’s 2013 for Christ’s sake. why is this such a novel concept? just let us be human beings and do great work.
ask me how work is going. because it’s pretty awesome thus far.
I was told I’d never make it to VP rank because I was too outspoken. Maybe so, but I think men will always find an excuse for keeping women in their ‘place.’ So, let’s make that place the executive suite and start more of our own companies.
If you’re commuting an hour each way, you gotta make 40% more money than someone who lives near the office to have the same satisfaction with life.
These women don’t want to “have it all,” they don’t want to “lean in” — which on a whole doesn’t promote the healthiest lifestyle — they want to live what they feel is an authentic life, to be successful in their creative endeavors and to come to the conclusion of what that means on their own.
If you don’t ask, you’ll never get. Sure, you may only get a little bit at a time. But if you don’t ask, 100 percent of the time you won’t get. You’ve just got to get over yourself. We live in a connection economy. If you can’t connect with people for them to understand what you have to offer, you’re working in a vacuum and you’re going to lose out. You end up getting bitter in that situation, because you see your peers are moving up and doing things, and you say, “I could be doing those things. Why not me?” It’s very easy to think that somebody knows you. And that if they know you, they will think about calling you, or asking you, or wanting you for something. But people forget. I was a headhunter for many years, and I was always amazed because easily 20 percent of the time, the final person who was hired was well-known to the client. (They just hadn’t thought about them.) That means that, for every five people you know, one is likely to have an impact on you or hire you—that should make you want to expand your circle.
reasons I believe in being a connector
NADD can advance your career… if you’re in the right career. Ever worked at a start-up? Ever shipped software? What are the last few weeks like? We call it the fire drill because everyone is running around like crazy people doing random, unexpected shit. NADD is the perfect disease for managing this situation. It develops the skills to sift through the colossal amount of useless noise and hear what’s relevant.
new favorite dude on the internet.
I associated authority with bad stuff. So whenever somebody told me to do something or not to do something, I would challenge it… titles don’t matter and that you “have to find ways to get people to do things because they think it’s the right thing to do, and so you need to explain the reasons behind your decisions.
also relevant to what I just posted here.
please pay me to teach you the internet. because some of you working in digital, WOW. just. WOW.
In a world of status updates, tangential, seemingly minor ties become part of your social fabric. And they can bring in some extremely useful information…Mind you, acquiring a network that feeds you surprising and valuable knowledge doesn’t happen on its own. Like most of our new digital tools, crafting a good set of weak links takes work. If we don’t engage in that sort of work, it has repercussions. It’s easier to lean into homophily, connecting online to people who are demographically similar: the same age, class, ethnicity and race, even the same profession.